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Chicago Film Archives
by Margaret Conneely
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A "city symphony" film, produced to encourage Photographic Society of America members to attend their 1963 conference in Chicago. The film edits together beautiful and dynamic footage of Chicago and then combines this with a deadpan commentary that pokes fun at commercial travel films: "Chicago is my town," the narrator says wryly, "and no other town will do." Margaret Conneely was awarded a special prize by the Photographic Society of America for this film. From...
Topics: Amateur Films, Chicago
Chicago Film Archives
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A 1960s sponsored film that highlights Chicago's water system as one of "the seven wonders of Modern American engineering." It includes scenes of Chicago's lake front, skyline and water facilities. Made by Cine-Graff Production for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD). From our Rhodes Patterson Collection.
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Topics: Chicago, Water, Sponsored Films, 1960s
Chicago Film Archives
by Harry Mantel
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A short film made by Harry Mantel that documents the air traffic control tower at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Harry Mantel (1923-2007) was a Chicago cameraman, producer, and journalist. This title is part of Mantel's series titled "Vignettes," which was funded in part by Encyclopedia Britannica for television broadcast. From our Harry Mantel Collection.
Topics: Chicago, Airports, Transportation, 1970s
Chicago Film Archives
by Sylvia Davis
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An episode of a syndicated wrestling show shot at Chicago's International Amphitheater in the early to mid 1950s. Shot live on film with three-camera coverage, it features a witty and entertaining narration from announcer Russ Davis. This one-fall match features "The world's ugliest woman" Yulie Brynner (bald headed like Yul) versus Rose Roman. Yulie wins the match with a flying mare off the ropes into a bodypress. From our Sylvia & Russ Davis Collection. Chicago Film Archives...
Topics: Chicago, Wrestling
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
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Produced by Jack Simmons and Bob Jordan. Titles date film as Sunday, July 7, 1940. Includes scenes of a picnic, two men practicing contact gymnastics, resting and sport. After "The End" title, film includes footage of automobile racing on banked track in enclosed stadium, point-of-view scenes shot from a car driving westbound on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, eastbound scenes on the bridge, scenes on San Francisco Bay shot from a ferry, a parade on an unidentified occasion...
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Topics: San Francisco, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, home...